117 patient evaluations for Ropinirole

Parky1
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Parky1
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 28, 2014 (Started May 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Shaky hands: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had gotten up to the max dosage of 24mg severalyears ago and it worked wonderfully for my shaking...BUT early in 2013 my body seemed to be curving to the right. later that year I is sent to "Rikshospital" to consider butox treatmentr for the apparent scoliosis. Rather than butox treatment the neurologist decided that I should reduce my requip medication. I am down from 24mg to 6mg and it sems to be correcting my curvature very well (BUT I do feel a slight increase in shaking again) My Stalevo medicine has slightly increased in dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2010 (Started May 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Shaky hands: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has helped my shaking hand but it seems to be giving me insomnia problems.

May 1, 2010 (Started May 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Shaky hands: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Shaking in hands has acted up in the past month but this may be a result of stress. I have gradually gone from 16 to 18 to 20mg. I do not want take too much medication if i can avoid it. The maximum dosage is 24 so I feel I am getting too clos to that number. What do I do after that? Another additional medication? I am getting very little sleep and am up about 4-5am (go to bed at about midnight). Despite the limited sleep I am very satisfied with how requip has reduced my shaky hand.

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holmesa
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holmesa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 30, 2014 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Feb 26, 2013 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Nov 25, 2012 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Sep 23, 2012 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have titrated down from 16mg to 12mg to 8mg to 4mg BUT had to go back to 12mg due to pain, cramp, clawing etc however my binge eating has stopped & my ankles & feet are not swollen.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Dec 10, 2011 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Nov 22, 2011 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Sep 28, 2011 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is the mainstay PD treatment. Lowering the dose by 25% caused cramping & tremor.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Aug 15, 2011 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Difficult to titrate down - possibly due to it being slow-release
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

Jun 9, 2009 (Started Oct 06, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in ankles, Muscle cramps, Pain, Fatigue, Indigestion, Lack of concentration, Swelling in feet, Nausea

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
57 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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May 30, 2014 (Started Apr 18, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restlessness: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Internal Restlessness (Akathisia): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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KatB
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 15, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helped with joint pain in elbows and knees
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 21, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps prevent migraines
Cost: < $25 monthly

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LifesGardener
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LifesGardener
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 12, 2013 (Started Dec 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Mar 7, 2011 (Started Dec 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this dosage was insufficient. Changed to Requip XL.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Tkiwi
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Tkiwi
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Jul 6, 2013 (Started Jan 13, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cramps in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Robert51
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Robert51
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 62
Condition: Restless Legs 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Restless Legs

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Jun 24, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Need for increasing amounts worrying. What's going to happen when reach the 4mg a day stage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 29, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Rebound/augmentation problems. Ask GP about Gabapentin and Pregabalin. Consider trying orgasm.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 23, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

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Kinney
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Kinney
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 14, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: set back in management of Parkinson's disease. Therapist noted loss of balance, flexibility, stamina, unexpected decline in well being. Making it difficult to cope each day. I elected to pay for the brand name drug Requip Xl and now nearly back to normal. My drug company disapproved the brand name drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle cramps, Swelling in feet, Swelling in ankles

Apr 29, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Express Scripts switched to generic and I have had sever side effects ever since.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle cramps, Swelling in feet, Swelling in ankles

Mar 3, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Recently my drug provider changed from the name brand Requip to the generic brand. I have had numerous side effects: dizziness, low blood pressure, balance problems, stiffness in my body, just about impossible to get the company to change.
Side effects: Muscle cramps, Swelling in feet, Swelling in ankles

Mar 7, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Side effects: Muscle cramps, Swelling in feet, Swelling in ankles

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SCRABBLE37
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SCRABBLE37
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Feb 11, 2013 (Started Nov 22, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 18 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Fatigue, Daytime sleepiness, Pain, Nausea

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Nov 22, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found the increased dosage has brought back the initial sleepiness problems first encountered during my first few months taking Requip. I am sure it will fade into a mild side effect (hopefully).
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Fatigue, Daytime sleepiness, Pain, Nausea

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Nov 22, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Fatigue, Daytime sleepiness, Pain, Nausea

Nov 22, 2008 (Started Nov 22, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Fatigue, Daytime sleepiness, Pain, Nausea

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Wavewatcher
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Wavewatcher
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 4, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking all 4mg for several years and they do me more good taking all four at night.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medications are set up once a week to be taken 3 times a day for a week. If I miss a dose of this which I take 1mg at lunch and 3 at 8=9 pm I will be kicking like a mule before midnight and my legs killing me. Missing a dose is not an option.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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